Own Your Own Vineyard

  • Own Your Own Vineyard

    Everyone knows that California’s Napa Valley is the locus of the American wine industry. The region's wines can rival those produced anywhere in the world. There are, however, a number of lauded, little-known regions around the U.S. with thriving wine industries. While some of the vineyards in these up and coming wine countries are little more than hobbies and follies of the well-to-do, some regions – some with more success than others – are nipping at the heels of Napa Valley’s wine domination. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    An Upstate Gem
  • An Upstate Gem

    The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York has a long and established reputation as a grape growing and wine-producing region, yet it still remains a bit of a secret among all but the most hardcore oenophiles. Just outside the village of Dundee, N.Y., on a rolling hillside overlooking the scenic wishbone shaped Keuka Lake, a 17-acre spread with 13 acres of well-established vines is currently on the market with an asking price of $585,000. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    An Array of Grapes
  • An Array of Grapes

    The six-acre vineyard in Dundee is comprised of a variety of viniferous varietals including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Black Russian and the hybrid Cayuga. The current owner has an active 10-year contract with a local winery for full maintenance and sale of grapes resulting in a net annual income of up to $15,000. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    Lavish Landscapes
  • Lavish Landscapes

    In addition to the vines that undulate gracefully on the hillside, the Dundee property is lush and professionally landscaped with gardens, grasses, lilac trees and hand-built dry stone retaining walls that cut and snake gracefully through the property. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    A Private Retreat
  • A Private Retreat

    The three-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot Dundee home was originally built in 1887 and has been extensively updated and upgraded with copper plumbing, 50-year shingles and tinted thermo-pane windows. In addition to the home’s living spaces, which include a living room with a stone fireplace and cherry wood floors, there is also a recently remodeled kitchen. A separate apartment above the two-car garage offers additional living or office space with radiant heated floors and a small but fully equipped kitchen and bath. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    A Deck With a View
  • A Deck With a View

    A 60-foot long and 11-foot wide deck runs the entire width of the back of the house. The deck was crafted from three-inch thick redwood, and has a 20-foot wide retractable awning to provide shade on sunny days. There is also a tempered glass railing for unobstructed western sunset views over the vineyard and lake. Photo Credit: keukalakedutchhill
    For Virginian Vintners
  • For Virginian Vintners

    Much to the surprise of many, the bucolic countryside surrounding Washington, D.C., is quickly becoming a notable and award winning wine producing region. In fact, in 2007, Travel + Leisure magazine named Virginia one of the top five up and coming wine regions in the world. Just an hour by car from the White House, in Haymarket, Va., the fully equipped Winery at La Grange is available to a deep-pocketed wannabe vintner with $7 million to spare. Photo Credit: Carrie Carter/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
    Betting on Blue Ridge
  • Betting on Blue Ridge

    The 20-acre spread in Haymarket, N.Y., situated at the tail end of a quiet country road in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a fully functioning winery that includes a newly constructed 8,000-square-foot wine production building, a tasting room and gift shop. Photo Credit: Carrie Carter/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
    Room to Grow
  • Room to Grow

    There are six and a half acres of vines broken up into four and a half acres of cabernet sauvignon and two acres of of petit manseng grapes in this Haymarket, N.Y., listing. The commercial winery produces upwards of 7,000 cases annually, much of which is stored and aged in the barrel room. All equipment for production is included in the sale and the owners will even offer transition assistance to a novice wine maker buyer. Photo Credit: Carrie Carter/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
    See and Be Seen
  • See and Be Seen

    In addition to the commercial aspects of the Haymarket property, there is a restored and updated Federal-style brick manor house from 1790, a rental house from the early 1900s, a barn, several outbuildings and spectacular vistas. Not to mention, of course, easy access to the movers and shakers in D.C. Photo Credit: Carrie Carter/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
    The Long Island Sound
  • The Long Island Sound

    Just an hour and a half outside of New York City, the North Fork of Long Island, has a large, if little-known, wine industry. In the teeny-tiny, quaint community of Cutchogue, just a few farm fields from the bluffs that tumble dramatically down to the Long Island Sound, a 47.5-acre vineyard estate planted with well-established vines is currently listed at $6.75 million. Photo Credit: Harald Grant/Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton
    Going Dutch
  • Going Dutch

    The main house, a Dutch Colonial that’s in harmony with the area’s historic architectural vernacular, was built in 1994 and includes three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, four fireplaces, high quality craftsmanship, a colossal country kitchen and to-die-for views down the rows of grapevines surrounding the house. Photo Credit: Harald Grant/Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton
    High in The Hills
  • High in The Hills

    The Southern California coast isn’t where most might think a wildly expensive vineyard would be located, but high above the hills in Malibu, Calif., the 37-acre Rocky Oaks Estate offers terraced, established and award winning vineyards, including more than 100 citrus and nut trees, 360-degree views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean - all for a bone chilling asking price of $65 million. Photo Credit: Sally Forster Jones / Coldwell Banker Previews
    Living Large
  • Living Large

    A long gated drive winds up the rugged hillside to a motor court at the front of the newly built Tuscan style mansion that measures around 9,000 square feet. The imported French limestone exterior shelters opulent interior spaces that include a cook’s kitchen, five fireplaces, heated floors and elevator access to every floor. A 5,000-square-foot Egyptian limestone terrace with large loggia for outdoor living surrounds an infinity edged swimming pool and spa. There is also a wine tasting room and barrel storage and additional pads for a guard house, guest house and helipad.Photo Credit: Sally Forster Jones / Coldwell Banker Previews
    The Next Napa
  • The Next Napa

    Who knew Oklahoma has a small, but burgeoning, grape and wine industry? Well it does, and about an hour from either Tulsa or Oklahoma City in the wee rural outpost of Agra, a 45-acre spread priced at $398,000 is helping to pave the way for the next Napa Valley in the Heartland of America. Photo Credit: vinesmart.com
    Small, But Sweet
  • Small, But Sweet

    The four acres of grapes include two acres of Pinot Gris and one acre each of Viognier and Riesling grapes. The small vineyard is ready for expansion and features a drip irrigation system. The system covers the 12 acres currently in place. There is also plenty of room to take the vineyard hobby commercial with a wine tasting and barrel storage facilities. Photo Credit: www.vinesmart.com
    A Dreamhouse for Two
  • A Dreamhouse for Two

    The vineyard’s loft-like main house occupies a rise in the land that allows for long views of the rolling hills and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living/dining/kitchen area. Other perks include towering 15-foot ceilings, radiant heat floors and a geothermal cooling system. An eight-foot wide covered porch stretches 84 feet on three sides of the house, while also shielding the interiors from the harsh summer sun. Photo Credit: www.vinesmart.com
    Award Winning Wine
  • Award Winning Wine

    During the past 20 years the Central Coast region of California has become a powerful and award winning grape growing and wine making region. About half an hour north of the area’s wine industry heart of Paso Robles, in the barely there community of Lockwood, a 160-acre country estate with a 20-acre vineyard is currently listed at $1.699 million. Photo Credit: Mark Hazell / Paso Robles Land Company
    Plan for the Future
  • Plan for the Future

    The fully functioning boutique-sized Volo del Corvo Winery is licensed to sell 5,000 cases each year and has a variety of grapes including six acres of Zinfandel, six acres of Sangiovese and one acre of Sauvignon Blanc. There is a total of 120 acres of plantable land for future expansion. The property comes with all the necessary equipment including stainless steel tanks, French Oak barrels, crushers and bottling machines. Photo Credit: Mark Hazell / Paso Robles Land Company
    A Modern Farmhouse
  • A Modern Farmhouse

    Smack in the middle of the winery’s vineyards is a 3,000-square-foot farmhouse with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, a family room and a workout room. Covered porches wrap around both levels of the house, providing unobstructed views of the property, the vineyards and surrounding landscapes. Photo Credit: Mark Hazell / Paso Robles Land Company
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